Can I Still Have Labiaplasty Surgery if I am Pregnant?

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Labiaplasty is an advanced procedure that reduces the size of the labia majora and/or minora. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters can perform surgery on women who dislike their labial appearance or those who experience skin irritation and discomfort. So, how does labiaplasty surgery work, and can it be performed on pregnant women?

Labiaplasty is normally recommended for women who have finished building their families. But when you’re ready for an improvement in self-esteem and confidence, as well as an increase in sexual satisfaction, call the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa about labiaplasty in New Orleans, LA. From the moment you walk into our practice, we ensure you feel comfortable and informed about all of your options.

What’s Involved in Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that helps women who suffer from embarrassment or discomfort from an enlarged labia. When genetics, childbirth, or physical trauma change the overall shape or size of the labia majora and/or minora, a trained plastic surgeon can remove the excess tissue to lessen the following:

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Chafing or skin irritation
  • Painful intercourse
  • Frequent skin infections
  • Insecurity about the appearance of their vagina

How Does Dr. Walters Perform Labiaplasty?

The MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa can perform labiaplasties in our on-site procedure room with oral sedation and a local anesthetic. However, more complicated surgeries may need to be performed at a surgery center using general anesthesia. We can make these decisions and more during your initial labiaplasty consultation in New Orleans.

Patients must undergo a quick exam to ensure they are good candidates for labiaplasty surgery. Anyone with an active infection or health complications may not qualify for this procedure at this time. Pregnant women should also wait until they have given birth to undergo labia surgery. This ensures your safety and prevents future complications from occurring.

The surgery itself is relatively short based on the complexity of the case. Our team takes a meticulous and individualized approach to every procedure we perform, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

What Results Can I Expect?

If you had an enlarged labia before surgery, you may notice a considerable improvement in the shape and size of your labia majora and/or minora. You’ll often experience less pain during intercourse and exercise, a lack of skin irritation, and an overall increase in comfort. Many of our patients wear bikinis, yoga pants, and other form-fitting clothing without feeling self-conscious or worrying about chafing after their procedure.

What if I Get Pregnant Again?

Factors like weight fluctuations and natural aging can impact your results. This is why it’s best to wait until you’ve finished having children before undergoing labiaplasty. But if you become pregnant after labia surgery, there’s no need to worry. Pregnancy may not affect the results of your procedure. If the tissue becomes enlarged again, we may recommend another labiaplasty to remove it.

Feel Comfortable Again

Labiaplasty surgery can boost your confidence and improve your quality of life. If you’re considering this procedure in New Orleans, LA, call the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you make the best decision for your needs.

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